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November 4, 2014
The search for preschools is increasingly competitive as parents feel increased pressure to find “the right” preschool program that will promote future academic success. Gone are the days when preschool was seen as optional, preschool directors say.
October 30, 2014
The battle for California's state superintendent of public instruction race is now the most expensive statewide race this year, surpassing spending in even the governor's race by three times, and it is also the most expensive state superintendent race in at least 12 years.
October 29, 2014
A new report and online database released Wednesday provide a national snapshot of how well states are working to prepare students for college, showing how California’s “college readiness” policies stack up against those in other states.
October 28, 2014
California officials have identified many schools that will have difficulty offering online statewide tests scheduled in the spring unless their Internet capacity is improved. State technology experts winnowed down the initial list of eligible schools from more than 600 to 304.
October 27, 2014
Of the panoply of reforms now being implemented in California schools, the one affecting the state’s youngest public school students passed almost unnoticed this fall. California children now have to be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
October 26, 2014
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the race for California state superintendent of public instruction has been fueled by a combined $24 million in total campaign spending for incumbent Tom Torlakson and candidate Marshall Tuck.
October 23, 2014
Citing an “ever-increasing” number of complaints about the bullying of students with disabilities, the federal government issued a letter this week reminding schools of their legal responsibility to stop such bullying or risk violating federal anti-discrimination laws.
October 22, 2014
Voter support for Proposition 2, a new version of a state budget rainy day fund, is increasing but is still shy of the majority backing that Gov. Jerry Brown will need to pass his signature ballot measure, according to a new poll.